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General News of Friday, 11 June 2021

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Lagos: Apapa gridlock disappears during Buhari's visit

From Coconut to TinCan Island port to Apapa port complex and Ijora-Apapa road were free From Coconut to TinCan Island port to Apapa port complex and Ijora-Apapa road were free

Motorists and road users yesterday woke up to the shock of their lives when the protracted Apapa gridlock that has defied all solutions disappeared overnight as President Muhammadu Buhari visited Lagos ports to inaugurate the Deep Blue project.

According to Daily Sun who visited the port, container trucks and tankers that usually flooded the ever-busy Apapa Expressway had disappeared into thin air leaving a free flow of traffic for commuters.

From Coconut to TinCan Island port to Apapa port complex and Ijora-Apapa road were free.

The internal roads around the port complex were also sanitized with the motorcycle (Okada) riders being limited to certain routes, the report said.

President Buhari inaugurated the $195 million maritime security architecture under the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure otherwise called the Deep Blue project after commissioning the Lagos-Ibadan rail project.

The move was to curb increasing criminal activities such as sea robbery, kidnapping, oil theft, illegal bunkering, smuggling, and illegal trafficking in drugs and persons within the Gulf of Guinea, especially Nigeria.

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